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An Offering of Hands: Resilient Communities for Resilient Families

An Offering of Hands: Resilient Communities for Resilient Families

a Trauma Informed Conference on the Española campus of Northern New Mexico College.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

8:30am to 4:30pm

Las Cumbres presents An Offering of Hands with morning address from CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson, and featuring Keynote Speaker Lynne Cripe, Director of Resilience Services at the Kon Terra Group, presenting “Courage: The Heart of Resilience”. An Offering of Hands will speak to resiliency through staff care, self-care, team building, networking, and communication for community providers in northern New Mexico.

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Comprehensive Behavioral Health System Reform Bill

House Energy & Commerce Committee Members Introduce Comprehensive Behavioral Health System Reform Bill  

To advance efforts on mental health and substance use disorder legislation, Committee Members outline Democratic priorities for reform 


Washington, D.C.; February 2, 2016 – Today, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, along with five members of the Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Reform and Recovery Act of 2016.

The bill increases investments in services and resources across the entire spectrum of mental health care, reflecting policy priorities put forth by Democratic members during ongoing Health Subcommittee efforts this Congress. 

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SAVE THE DATE: 2016 National Latina/o Psychological Association Conference

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of Latinas/os.

NLPA’s membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnicity, cultural origin, religious tradition, and political ideolog. We work in a wide range of professional and academic settings.

The theme and logo of our conference want to inspire and mobilize our participants to advocate for all Latinas/os through a social justice and liberation psychology lense. We seek to inform and provide tools to address the needs of our Latina/o individuals, families, and communities.

Our 2016 Conferencia will take place at the beautiful Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. Enjoy award winning restaurants, multiple pools, full service spa, 18 holes championship golf course, and many other amenities for the entire family! The hotel is also conveniently located near Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Orlando.

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Research Fellowship Program

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is a hub of research to improve the lives of low income Hispanic children and families across three research priority areas —(1) poverty reduction and self-sufficiency, (2) healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and (3) early care and education. The Center is both policy and program driven and is dedicated to providing timely research findings, tools, and scholar opportunities to advance the capacity of the policy, program, and research field serving low income Hispanic children and families. The Center is made up of a team of national experts in Hispanic issues, and was established by an ACF cooperative agreement to Child Trends in partnership with Abt Associates and university partners (University of Maryland College Park, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and New York University) in 2013.

As part of the overall work, the Center hosts a research fellowship program. The Center anticipates awarding one to two fellowships in 2016. Interested applicants are required to submit their applications with the following components by 5:00pm ET on January 15th through the web application portal.

The goal of the Research Fellowship Program at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues of relevance to low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. The spring (~March 15 – June 15) or fall (~Sept. 1- Nov. 30) in-person fellowship is a full-time position; fellows will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week for the full 12-week fellowship period. The start and end dates are negotiable. Fellows will be located at either Child Trends or Abt Associates in their Bethesda, MD offices.

Fellows will have applied opportunities to work on research studies and policy-related projects relevant to the Center’s mission of conducting research and providing research-based information to inform programs and policies supporting Hispanic children and families around the three research priority areas. The research fellowship program is open to advanced graduate students (those currently in their third year or higher of a Ph.D. program). We seek emerging scholars who demonstrate a significant interest in conducting research with low-income Hispanic populations, understand the cultural and linguistic diversity among the populations, and are excited about contributing to the development of better tools and resources to produce more rigorous and valid research concerning low-income Hispanic populations. To learn more and to submit an application, click the links below.

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